Category Archives: New Jersey

My Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2010

This is, of course, a subjective ranking. While great food is the single most important factor, the ranking is a reflection of the overall experience and the significance of that meal to me on a number of levels. The bottom line […]


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Serendipity

We were supposed to be home. The original plan was to get an early start, spend a portion of the day at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J., head into Manhattan for an early dinner at Pulino then home. […]


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Elements – The Video

Elements- A Restaurant in Princeton, N.J. from John Sconzo on Vimeo.
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Top Three Restaurant Meals – February 2010

I really had some wonderful meals this month, including several I have yet to post on. Choosing the top two was easy, but it was difficult ranking the top two as they were both outstanding in terms of food, setting […]


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Elements – The TypePad Dinner Part 2: The Balance

…and with the preliminaries behind us, we moved on to the main body of the dinner. We learned that the chefs source organically, sustainably and locally "whenever possible", especially within a 50 mile radius, though they do not […]


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Elements – The TypePad Dinner Part 1: Small Plates

As a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., it is exceedingly difficult for me to admit that there may be anything of extreme excellence in Princeton, N.J. Well, I must say that there is at least one institution of excellence in that burgh and that would be Elements, the relatively new creative contemporary restaurant with Ryland Inn alumnus Scott Anderson commanding the kitchen.

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Cucharamama – Pan-Latino Brunch in Hoboken

Though the cooking of Mexico plays at most a minimal part on the menu of Cucharamama, there are a number of similarities between this restaurant and Topolobampo/Frontera Grill in Chicago starting with the Chef-restaurateurs, Maricel Presilla and Rick Bayless. Both […]


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